A POTTED history on the art of acupuncture and the availability of treatments in Henley was
A POTTED history on the art of acupuncture and the availability of treatments in Henley was given to members at a recent “twilight“ meeting.
Rebecca Hodson and Vanessa Gilbert are two of the three female practitioners who run a multi-bed acupuncture clinic at the Christ Church Centre in Reading Road, Henley, on Tuesdays from 9am to noon.
Mrs Hodson told how she became interested in acupuncture as a patient 25 years ago and described how it was an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine which she claimed was now truly complementary with Western medicine.
There are 365 points on the human body into which the very fine single-use needles can be inserted and the treatment is used to help many conditions, including arthritis, migraine, stress, sinusitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
All patients have an initial consultation at which all aspects of their general health are covered and then proceed to one-to-one sessions or indeed the community sessions at the Christ Church Centre.
Mrs Gilbert described these sessions, which are able to treat several people at once by the practitioners moving from patient to patient. The cost is between £15 and £40, according to what the patient can afford.
The clinic is a member of the Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinics and the three partners are qualified members of the British Acupuncture Council.
Lionel Scott, the club‘s new president-elect, proposed the vote of thanks.